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Alaska Ferry Out Until March 6, 2020

Alaska Cancels Sailing

Alaska Ferry Cancelled through to March 01

Sailings have again been cancelled by the Alaska Marine ferry system. Mechanical issue continue to plaque the MV Matanuska - this time, the issue is with the reduction gear system.

A drydock stay in the Ketchikan shipyard where the system can best be inspected is now scheduled.  It is hoped that the system, which is covered under warranty, can be repaired quickly so that the ferry can return to service at the start of March 

Aware of the travel needs in March, Alaska Marine is exploring options for alternative service in the event the ship is unable to return to service as planned.

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Homer - Kodiak Ferry Schedule Adjustment

Summer 2020 Alaska Ferry Schedules Due Early February

BC Ferries Suffer Delays

Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Leaders Protest Coastal GasLink Pipeline

In solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, a portion of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal north of Victoria, B.C. was blocked this morning.

The demonstration caused the 7am sailing between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen to depart 2 Ĺ hours late and the 11 a.m. sailing out of Swartz Bay to be cancelled.

Demanding respect for Wet'suwet'en sovereignty, the demonstration focuses on pushing back Coastal GasLink's 670-kilometre pipeline being built from B.C.'s northeast to Kitimat

Mechanical Issues Continue to Plague Alaska Ferry Vessels

Prince Rupert - Ketchikan Sailings Reinstated

BC Ferries To Introduce Hybrid-Electric Ferries

Alaska Advises 2020 Summer Sailings Release


2020 Alaska Ferry Prices Already Climbing

BC Ferries Implements Travel Bans

Beleaguered Alaska Ferry System Loses Another Vessel

Alaska Ferry To Be Pulled From Service

As a result of a vessel inspection showing that the M/V Malaspina needs about $16 million worth of repairs, she will be pulled from service in December and will be stored in Ketchican until a decision about her future can be made. 

As there isnít enough money in the Alaska ferry systemís budget to cover the repair costs, no long term decisions for the ferry have been made.   

DOT spokesperson Meadow Bailey says the current sailing schedule will not be impacted.

Alaska Ferries Resume Prince Rupert Sailings

AMHS Sailings to Prince Rupert will begin again in Oct. 29 and Nov. 25.

Reservations are now available for booking at or by calling the the Reservations Center at 1-800-686-0446

Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy stated that ďThe State of Alaska recognizes that the AMHS presence in Prince Rupert is important & we are committed to maintaining this route if itís logistically and fiscally feasible.Ē

Future sailings to Prince Rupert will depend on factors that include the necessary financial investment & the long-term requirements of the Canadian Border Patrol.